Stories of bold change for gender equity

International Women’s Day 2017

March 3, 2017


Problems in a community from inequitable access to education to limited opportunities for economic empowerment are shared problems, not just those of women and girls. They require transformative action that address the needs, roles, and responsibilities of women, men, boys and girls. See how Creative’s Gender Transformative Approach empowers all members of a community to create sustainable and equitable solutions to their common challenges.



Edith Pollack Wilson, 29, is an anomaly in her indigenous and afro-descent community where women typically stay at home. She is one of just two women of 22 students in an Outboard Motor Repair Training Course.

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Creative’s Gender Technical Advisor for the Pakistan Reading Project, Shaheen Ashraf Shah, Ph.D., shares her experiences in ensuring that teachers have access to gender-sensitive tools to help both boys and girls achieve optimal reading outcomes.

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Hayat, Laila and Kaoutar were once out-of-school and vulnerable to child labor. But with support from the Promise Pathways project they are now on a path to a brighter future that includes education and fulfilling employment.

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Hamida Azami is an educator whose life has been defined by one underlying goal: To empower Afghan students to get an education. Afghanistan has experienced a decade of transformative development but the education sector remains fragile.

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Six inspirational women from around the world were recognized for their leadership and achievement of local development efforts at the “In Her Hands” book launch and awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.

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